Legacy of the Ancients (DOS)

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You are a simple shepherd in the world of Tarmalon who one day discovers a panic-driven dying man by the roadside who carries a strange leather bound scroll and a golden bracelet. This begins the adventure in the race against time to destroy the evil scroll and those who wish to kill you to take its power for their own uses.

This role-playing game uses the same game engine as Questron. Your journey takes you through overlands, dungeons, towns, castles, oceans, pirate caves and inter-galactic museums to finally face the real threat to the world of Tarmalon. You will have to fight using weapons and magic, gamble, and trade items. Your character is rated for dexterity, strength, charm, endurance and intelligence - skillful play will maximize these.


Legacy of the Ancients DOS Title screen
Legacy of the Ancients DOS Hmm, what have I found here? A flower fountain...
Legacy of the Ancients DOS Beginning a game; here's the story so far...
Legacy of the Ancients DOS The inventory screen

Alternate Titles

  • "LotA" -- Common abbreviation
  • "LoA" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1989 73 out of 100 73


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Legacy of the Ancients uses the same game engine as Questron and Questron II.

Related Web Sites

  • LegacyOfTheAncients.com (This site is dedicated to preserving the game. It includes manuals and other game documents, maps, screenshots, gamecheats and more. For PC users, there are direction for altering you character-save file.)
cimerians (48) added Legacy of the Ancients (DOS) on Jan 20, 2001
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